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November 29, 2012
SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE BENEFIT
CONCERT DEEMED A SUCCESS
WAUWATOSA, WI – The
Advisory Board of The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County announced that its
Annual Red Kettle Benefit Concert featuring Frank Sinatra, Jr. on Fri., Nov. 2,
was a fundraising and “friend-raising” success.
The event, the kick off to the Red
Kettle Campaign that will run through January 31, 2013, at The Pabst Theater in
Milwaukee was attended by more than 700 people, and included a silent and voice
auction featuring Red Kettle Campaign Honorary Chair LeRoy Butler, Green Bay
Packers Hall of Famer.
concert, “Sinatra Sings Sinatra,” featured songs that Frank Sinatra
sang in over 50 years of performing, including such classics as
“I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “New York, New
York,” and “Strangers In The Night.” Backed by a
20-piece orchestra, the 90-minute performance was a trip back in time, which
included Sinatra Jr. telling stories of his father’s performing
year’s Red Kettle Campaign is off to a wonderful start thanks to those
that attended and participated in the Frank Sinatra Jr. concert,” said
Major Roger Ross, Salvation Army Milwaukee County Commander. “We
had generous corporate support, and LeRoy Butler did a wonderful job securing
and selling auction items, as nearly $40,000 was raised through the silent and
the objectives of the kick off concert was to reveal the Salvation Army to new
“friends” and show them what our organization does for more than
400,000 people in Milwaukee County annually. We were successful in
reaching a new group, people that we are hoping will support our programs for
years to come.
that we will raise between now and January 31, 2013 will provide services to
thousands of Milwaukee county residents, helping us to give them an opportunity
to not only have a joyous holiday season, but to have access to more than 80
other Salvation Army services throughout the year.”
For more information, call
414-302-4300 or visit www.SAmilwaukee.org.
The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian
church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination
since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation
Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from
providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the
disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless
and opportunities for underprivileged children. Nationally, approximately 84
cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 9,000
communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.SAmilwaukee.org.